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Fred Cao

Senior Criminal Lawyer
B.Com, LL.B, GDLP
(Barrister & Solicitor)
Senior Criminal Lawyer
"A vastly experienced Senior Criminal Defence Lawyer with an outstanding track record of producing exceptional outcomes for his clients".
SCL LAWYER

Mr Fred Xikun Cao is a vastly experienced Senior Criminal Defence Lawyer with an outstanding track record of producing exceptional outcomes for his clients.

Fred was responsible for the criminal law division of a large, city-based law firm before joining our criminal defence team some years ago.

He provides the highest quality of legal representation in a wide range of matters, from traffic cases such as drink and drug driving, licence appeals and driving whilst suspended or disqualified, to complex financial fraud, commercial drug importation, manufacture and supply, and serious assault and sexual assault trials.

Fred is a compassionate and dedicated lawyer who ensures his clients are kept informed throughout the court process, and his formidable courtroom skills have earned him respect both inside and outside the courtroom.

Fred’s Australian upbringing and Chinese heritage enables him to have a unique perspective into difficulties faced by different communities within Australia. He is well respected within the Chinese community and has perfect fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

He is consistently able to formulate and implement defence strategies that result in cases being withdrawn at an early stage or, in the event that they proceed to defended hearings or jury trials, result in not guilty verdicts.

Fred is an integral member of Sydney’s best criminal defence team.

What Fred's Clients Say

Could not have asked for a better outcome!

From the very first phone call Fred from SCL was empathetic, reassuring demonstrated a great understanding of the law / processes associated with my particular case and was confident that we would be successful. Despite some minor administrative obstacles Fred successfully had all of the HTO declarations overturned, was able on get all disqualifications removed and most importantly he has given me the opportunity to drive again after almost a decade! Could not have asked for a better outcome! Thank you Fred!

A successful non conviction on a drug matter

Fred got me a successful non conviction on a drug matter, very easy to talk too, very professional and very good. He walked me through the process in an easy and understandable way. He was polite and knew what he was doing.

Extremely happy with outcome

Big thank you to Fred Cao who was representing me today. Explained step by step the process, described the strategy and executed it in concise and precise matter. Extremely happy with outcome and strongly recommend him.

The smartest in the court room

A big shout out to Sherleen who represented me for my bail. She was composed and smart in the court room. Fred Cao later took up my case and throughout the process he kept giving me words of encouragement. The first day I met him, he told me the best outcome and that was what we got and even lesser. Fred for me was the smartest in the court room, very composed and detailed in his submissions. Am so grateful for his works. Every penny I spent was worth it. Thank you so much as I have my life back.

Entire matter/charge withdrawn and dismissed

Sydney Criminal Lawyers' Fred Cao is not only professional but also experienced in traffic related legal matters. He was able to get the entire matter/charge withdrawn and dismissed after a lengthy and difficult negotiation with the prosecutor. This outcome is much better than pleading guilty and getting sentence (even if I were to get section 10 non conviction). This matter could have been dragged for another fortnight as the prosecutor wanted to adjourn the case for a second time. But Fred stood his ground, and had the matter resolved while he was with the prosecutor in the police station. Because of Fred's perseverance, he has achieved the best outcome for me in the most cost effective manner. Great work mate!

Wealth of knowledge, poise and wisdom

Fred Cao, You are a champion! You carry a wealth of knowledge, poise and wisdom. You pay great attention to detail and articulate your stance with ease. The world needs more professional people like you. My wish for you is to amount to all you set your mind and heart to. You will always be successful and your work ethic says a lot about your success in the industry currently. Keep up the great work Champ!

I got the outcome I needed

Thanks to Fred Coa I got the outcome I needed. He's an excellent insightful lawyer and what I mostly valued was that he showed great interest and compassion towards my case and my life. Thank you.

All 5 charges dismissed and not guilty

After a long drawn out case and a difficult hearing Mr Fred Cao, well prepared and very slick. Got the best possible outcome all 5 charges dismissed and not guilty. Thanks.

The judge gave the best result of innocence

在Fred的不懈坚持和斡旋下,检察官与警方最终在我的case上做出让步,最后法官也给了无罪的最好结果,同样的case发生在我朋友上就完全是不一样的结果,Fred的能力和责任心在这次问题的解决上完全体现了出来
With Fred’s perseverance and mediation, the prosecutor and the police finally made concessions on my case, and finally the judge gave the best result of innocence. The same case happened to my friend and it was completely different. Fred’s ability and sense of responsibility are fully reflected in the solution of this problem

Went above and beyond to help me out

10 months ago. Highly professional staff that went above and beyond to help me out. Fred was amazing and very communicative and kept me up to date on the process. Would highly recommend.
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